Finding a Contractor

Contractors are the manpower behind building arenas. They are the ones that can make or break an arena installation. Finding a contractor is a cruicial part to your horse ring installation. Here are a few tips when searching for a contractor to install your base and footing for your arena.

  1. Do lots of research. Who in your area has installed a horse arena before? Who have your friends used to install their arenas? A contractor should be experienced in installing a horse arena, not just your local excavator. You may have friend that recommends a specific company and you can go with that person, if not, go to #2.
  2. Find more than one contractor and ask them each for a bid for your project. This will allow you to see if someone is hiking up his or her prices. You can compare the two prices and what time frame they think they will be able to get the work done.
  3. Check references on contractors. Ask if you could speak with a past customer of theirs. If the customer liked the contractor they are typically more than willing to speak with someone else about their good experience. If possible, see if you can go and visit an arena that this contractor has installed. Look to see if there are any low or high spots. A proper arena should not have any standing water or big change in elevation.
  4. If you are happy with the contractor research you have done, book the contractor and get a time frame of when your project will be started and completed!

Finding a contractor that you like will make your arena project run much smoothly. Most contractors are willing to come back to your arena every few years to regrade it and check to make sure all components are still performing correctly. Have fun in your arena project!

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